When I think back to the days before we ate real food, there were a lot of “classics,” like Little Debbie Fudgey Brownies and Hot Pockets. Recreating those classics and making them with real food (black bean brownies and homemade hot pockets, respectively) brings immense satisfaction. I want my kids to enjoy some of myClick to Continue »
Do you remember eating ice pops as a kid? They’re kind of like these cherry limeade popsicles, but they’re frozen inside plastic tubes instead of on a stick. I have fond memories of waiting impatiently as my mom cut off the top of an ice pop. Back then, it was the highlight of the day. IClick to Continue »
One of the biggest ways we save money is making things from scratch that I’d ordinarily buy at the store, like hot pockets and instant oatmeal packets. While developing this recipe for black bean brownies, I had flash backs to my childhood when I would have snack fudge brownies from Little Debbie in my lunchbox. YouClick to Continue »
Here’s how the weeknight dessert conversation goes at my house: Halfway through dinner, one or both children will ask whether dessert is being served that evening. Almost every night, I point to the obvious bowl of seasonal fruit in the center of the table and cheerfully say (as if I had just discovered it myself),Click to Continue »
I scream, you scream, we all scream for…Apple Crumble Ice Cream! Summer’s on the way out – probably for many of you, a cool fall breeze is already sweeping through. Sounds dreamy. Here in Houston, we just hope that it feels like fall by the time Thanksgiving rolls around!
Last August I shared a recipe here on Crumbs for what is probably my favorite homemade popsicle of all time – Homemade Coconut Cream Popsicles. Well, it’s not August yet, but summer is off to a steamy start here in Texas and we’re grilling fajitas, filling up on seasonal fruit salad, and crankin’ out newClick to Continue »
This post is brought to you by KOA Campgrounds. Being a frugal family, camping is one of our favorite ways to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy days. For many people though, “what to eat while camping” is hard to overcome. For many families, burgers, hot dogs and bags of chips are theClick to Continue »
It doesn’t matter if I have to fit into a fancy dress, see distant cousins I haven’t seen in years or take a nice family photo that will stay on fireplaces of every family member we know for the next ten years. Not even exercising every day, having nothing but salads for a week andClick to Continue »